Bihar: Action plan for trouble-free festive season

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Patna, Sep 29: In the wake of recent serial blasts in the country, the Bihar government has made an elaborate action plan for safe, secure and trouble-free festivals all over the state.

Sources at the state headquarters said a meeting was held here recently to review the security cover of the state during the coming festivals.

The sources said special directives had been issued to the divisional and district level officials to monitor and handle any eventuality during the festivals.

The authorities in the state capital placed the security personnel on high alert and special vigil was being maintained at all public, government and other sensitive locations, including the famous Mahavir temple in the state capital, the adjoining Jama Masjid, Patna junction, Bihar Legislature, Airport, Beur jail and others.

The police forces had been directed to keep a hawk eye on the movement of every person at such places, the sources added.

The sources further said the law and order situation was regularly being reviewed and necessary changes were being made in the security plans for maintaining peace.

The district administration had been asked to undertake precautionary detention of miscreants and those out on the bail.

The communication network with the district headquarters had been strengthened.

Special deployment of SAP and security personnel had been made at all sensitive and vulnerable places.

Licence and prior permission had been made essential for taking out any religious procession during the festivals, the sources informed, adding that the administration had been asked to ensure that the timings of the processions should not clash.

The sources said the puja organisers had been asked to strictly follow the rules and regulations while using loudspeakers.

Meanwhile, in view of the religious importance of the Mahavir temple in the state capital, CCTVs had been installed there and the devotees were being checked with metal detectors at both entry and exit points.


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